by Terry Zacharyj
Commander-Roosevelt Post 58
The Post has had a picnic every year since 1945, almost 70 years straight.
As we did last year, we kept the menu simple and stuck to kielbasa sandwiches, hamburgers, potato salad, chips and the member-donated pastry and sweets. This year we opened up to all Polish Legion of American Veterans (PLAV) Members (We are Roosevelt Post # 58 of the Polish Legion of American Veterans, USA) and guests with the hopes of getting new members.
We worked with our ladies auxiliary and had numerous Chinese Raffles and side boards. Many members donated baskets of other items, and their help was greatly appreciated. We raised some funds to help our delegates represent us at the National PLAV Convention in N.Y. Please feel free to contact me or Diana Stopek, Ladies President for any questions.
Post 58-Tremont is accepting new members at our beautiful, historic club. Founded in 1945 by neighborhood American Veterans of Polish Descent returning home after the war.
Most worked at the steel mills on Quigley Avenue and bowled, played pool and enjoyed home cooking by their wives, who also formed a Ladies Auxiliary.
Today, we have opened our doors to many who appreciate the good old times and a shot for a dollar and also a bottle of beer for the same.
The pool table, bowling machine and 1940s antique juke box are still there with a memorial display in the basement.
Membership $10 a year and free use of the hall and Roosevelt Park across the street. Open 7 days. New members contact Terry 216-314-7654